Six Columbia Falls athletes will be the center of attention Thursday as they are inducted into the Wildcat Athletic Hall of Fame during at halftime of the girls basketball game against Bigfork.
This yearís class of inductees includes three girls and three boys who excelled in a number of sports during their time with the Wildcats.
Colten McPhee, the son of Ronnell Gravelin and Michael McPhee, holds the Montana Class A record for most touchdowns in a football season with 38 and for most rushing touchdowns in a season with 31. He holds the school record for yards in a season and was second in Class A in 2019. He is also the Wildcats all-time leader in career yards with 3,151, including 10.46 yards per carry. McPhee was an All-State selection at linebacker in 2017 and at running back in 2018, an All-Conference linebacker and running back in 2017 and 2018, the Conference Offensive MVP in 2017 and Offensive and Defensive MVP in 2018. A four-year letter winner in football, he was a member of the Wildcat state championship team in 2017, named to the USA Today All-Montana First Team in 2018 and was a selection for the Shrine Game in 2019. In wrestling, McPhee won the 182-pound divisional title in 2018 and 2019, was third at 160 pounds in 2017 and fourth in 2016. A four-year letter winner in the sport, McPhee set the school record with 37 pins during his senior season.
Trista Cowan, the daughter of Karen and Shawn Cowan, was a four-year letter winner in basketball and softball and a three-year letter winning with the Wildkats in volleyball. She was a member of the 2016 state-champion volleyball team and was a two-year Academic All-State selection in the sport. On the basketball court, Cowan was an All-State First Team and All-Conference First Team selection in 2019 and was an All-Conference Second Team selection in 2018. She led the Wildkats in rebounding and shooting percentage in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, led the team in free throw shooting in 2018-19 and was the recipient of the teamís X-Factor Award for the 2017-18 season and the Most Improved Player Award in 2016-17. On the softball field, Cowan was an All-State and All-Conference First Team selection in 2018 and 2019 and an All-Conference Second Team selection in 2017.
Tanner Gove, the son of Jesse and Naomi Einarson and Jeremy Gove, was an All-State and All-Conference football selection at linebacker in 2017 and 2018 as well as an All Conference selection at right guard. He was a three-year letter winner in the sport and a three-time Academic All-State selection. In track, Gove was a three-year letter winner and three-time Academic All-State selection. He was an All-State javelin thrower in 2016 and All-Conference in 2016 and 2017.
Ryley Kehr, the daughter of Robyn and Dave Kehr, was an All-Conference First Team and All-State volleyball selection in 2017 and 2018. She was an Esmark All-American selection her senior year and is also a member of the Wildkat 100-block and 300-kills club. She was a four-year letter winner in volleyball as well as a four-time Academic All-State winner. In basketball Kehr was an All-State and All-Conference First Team selection in 2019 and an All-Conference Second Team member in 2018. She was named to the USA Today All-Montana Second Team in 2019 and hold the state record with 16 steals in a game. She was a four-year letter winner and Academic All-State member. In softball, Kehr was an All-State and All-Conference First Team selection in 2018 and an All-Conference Second Team selection in 2019. She was a four-year letter winner and Academic All-State member.
Drew Morgan, the son of Pam and Eric Morgan, was an All-Conference wide receiver in 2017 and cornerback in 2018. He was an All-Conference and All-State quarterback in 2018. He was the team Offensive Back of the Year in 2018, an East-West Shrine Game selection and a member of the Wildcat state championship team in 2017. In basketball, Morgan was named the Team MVP and Defensive Leader in 2019 after leading the Wildcats in scoring, three-point and free throw shooting. He was also an All-Conference selection in his senior season. In track, Morgan was All-Conference in the 200, 400 and javelin in 2018 and 2019, the 100 in 2019 and the 400 and 1,600 relays in 2018. He was All-State in the javelin in 2019 (3rd), 100 (2nd), 200 (4th), 400 (6th). He was a member of the 2019 Wildcat state champion 400 relay team. He was All-State in 2018 in the 400 relay (6th) and 1,600 relay (2nd). He was named the teamís most improved member in 2019 and won the Powerhouse and Rocket Awards in 2019. He was a nine-time letter winner and Academic All-State selection across all of his sports in high school.
The 2019 Tom Dumay Award winner, Genevieve DeLorme, is the daughter of Violy Ihnot and Dean DeLorme. She was a three-time All-Conference Cross Country runner, finishing 13th in 2015 and 2018 and 15th in 2016. She was a four-year letter winner and Academic All-State member in the sport. In track, DeLorme was All-State in the 1,600 relay (4th) in 2017, the 800 (3rd) in 2018 and the 1,600 relay (3rd) in 2019. She was All-Conference in the 800 and 3,200 in 2016, the 800, 3,200, 400 and 1,600 relay in 2017, 800 and 1,600 relay in 2018 and the 800, 400 and 1,600 relay in 2019. DeLorme was a four-year letter winner and Academic All-State member in track. She was also a member of the Student Council, Student Body President in 2019, Junior Class Vice President in 2018, Sophomore Class Representative in 2017 and a National Honor Society member 2017-19.